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La Reine
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:45 AM
:o

RenaSlam.
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:45 AM
Clijsters. Clijsters is playing at an incredible level right now after playing barely any matches since March of '04. WOW.

La Reine
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:47 AM
Clijsters. Clijsters is playing at an incredible level right now after playing barely any matches since March of '04. WOW.

I agree. I can't stand Sharapova fans blocking our ears with how she's eating up the competition. I think she's playing amazing right now, but Kim has to be ranked just one step ahead of her.

*Jool*
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:47 AM
Kim just frightens me

SzavayFi
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:48 AM
Oh, easy, Kim by a lot. She just stompted Lena D 2 and 1 then Momo 1 and 0. On her third tourny back. Thats some impressive stuff there.

PaulieM
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:49 AM
what kim has done over the past few weeks is increadibly scary :eek:

maxomax
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:50 AM
In two tournaments, she beats #1 in the world Davenport, #2 Mauresmo, #5 Dementieva two times, #6 Myskina!
5 wins against top 6 in two tournaments!! And if she beats Sharapova she will have beaten #1 #2 and #3 in two tournaments! Only Serena Williams is missing for a #1 2 3 4 5 6!!!

mr_zebra
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:50 AM
Maria couldn't finish off SW in the Aus Open, and she got bageled by Lindsay.
Clijsters is much more impressive.

Anna F'd Enrique
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:52 AM
this makes me feel a little better about myskina's play....she was able to get 7 games at least!!! Kim is impressive

Cybelle Darkholme
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:53 AM
Kim has been unstoppable since her comeback. I wonder if she is that hungry for the top spot again. I know she wants a slam and I think the French Could be it for her. Though I want Venus to win, then Serena, then Kim. LoL.

Go KIMMIE! I hope she stomps all over pova. Kim deserves the good karma after the surgery and Maria's fans need another slap of reality.

Almalyk
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:57 AM
Kim- totally amazing comeback!

thelittlestelf
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:59 AM
Clijsters...

Shocking tennis from Kimmie.

RatedR Superstar
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:00 AM
kim. she's been gone for a long time but it has never affected her game, Im never been a fan of kim but now she's earning my respect.

lizchris
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:02 AM
Clijsters, obviously. She has (so far) lost one match and that was to Venus, but since then, she has been on fire. With this type of play, I see her back in the top ten before the French Open.

@m@nd@
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:02 AM
to be honest...kim is playing soo good that its freaky

vettipooh
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:06 AM
Kim by far... Can't see her ever getting bagelled by another top player. She's been super impressive the last couple of weeks....Maria better watch out. ..I smell fresh bagels!!;)

SilK
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:06 AM
I thought Sharapova was quite impressive against Williams...
But Clijsters is just... I don't know how she does it. Amazing!

So, the Final is exceptionally good. Grand Slam worthy if you ask me, looking at the course of this tournament!

I just hope the girls can show us a Final that has the level of tennis that it deserves! And well, it appears to become just that!

:yeah:

lucashg
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:09 AM
Clijsters. She's been just on such an impressivle and incredible roll there, and she deserves it. Beating Davenport, Mauresmo, Myskina in her first tournaments is a great accomplishment, plus Dementieva twice. It weren't only just wins, most of them were truly spankings.

I agree that she will be back at the TOP10 before Roland Garros, but that depends on how many tournaments she'll play.

Go Kimmie!

lizchris
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:14 AM
Clijsters. She's been just on such an impressivle and incredible roll there, and she deserves it. Beating Davenport, Mauresmo, Myskina in her first tournaments is a great accomplishment, plus Dementieva twice. It weren't only just wins, most of them were truly spankings.

I agree that she will be back at the TOP10 before Roland Garros, but that depends on how many tournaments she'll play.

Go Kimmie!


She is supposed to be playing all Tier I tournaments until the French, but I don't think she is entered in Charleston.

Cybelle Darkholme
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:24 AM
I hope she takes a break after this.

tenn_ace
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:25 AM
stupid question... Kim, of course (even though Masga is my favorite)

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:29 AM
Kim is my pick, as everyone else in this thread has stated. Her comeback has been phenominal and if she beats Maria tomorrow... there's just no words that can describe how impressive that is.

I have to give props to Maria as well though, cause she withstood a comeback from Justine Henin and then played an excellent match and finished off an in-form Venus in straight sets, right after Venus thrashed Serena for the first time in ages.

Both are playing extremely well. It's a gonna be a great final. :D

jan.
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:38 AM
Obviously Kim.

Stephieva
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:45 AM
of 'cos Kim...:scared:
Her last 3 wins were against # 6, 5, and 2 ...:eek:
and she beats them in straight sets with better and better scorelines...:speakles: :speakles:

ys
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:49 AM
Kim beat Dementieva twice, Davenport, Myskina, Mauresmo. But lets be real - she owns all those players for years. She does not own Williams sisters, she does not own Henin. They own her. Players with powerful serves, excellent movement and aggressive hardhitting styles. Such as Sharapova.

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:50 AM
Kim beat Dementieva twice, Davenport, Myskina, Mauresmo. But lets be real - she owns all those players for years. She does not own Williams sisters, she does not own Henin. They own her. Players with powerful serves, excellent movement and aggressive hardhitting styles. Such as Sharapova.
Tomorrow, we'll see if Kim can prove you wrong. I think she can, and will. :)

Tough to pick against Maria, but Kim is just impeccable right now.

ys
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:52 AM
Tomorrow, we'll see if Kim can prove you wrong. I think she can, and will. :)

Tough to pick against Maria, but Kim is just impeccable right now.

In a couple of hours we will se whom punters/bookies will pick. And those guys put their money where their mouth is. My prediction is, they will install Sharapova as a favourite,though probably at narrow margin.

cometz9
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:59 AM
Kim beat Dementieva twice, Davenport, Myskina, Mauresmo. But lets be real - she owns all those players for years. She does not own Williams sisters, she does not own Henin. They own her. Players with powerful serves, excellent movement and aggressive hardhitting styles. Such as Sharapova.

Sharapova...excellent movement?? :rolleyes:

starr
Apr 1st, 2005, 04:01 AM
Kim is scary.

Maria is playing great.

I hope it is an excellent match.

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 1st, 2005, 04:04 AM
In a couple of hours we will se whom punters/bookies will pick. And those guys put their money where their mouth is. My prediction is, they will install Sharapova as a favourite,though probably at narrow margin.
Whoever they pick as the favorite, as you said, will be a very narrow margin. Maria will likely be the slight favorite, numbers wise. Very slight.

Atrixo
Apr 1st, 2005, 04:09 AM
Sharapova...excellent movement?? :rolleyes:


Excellent movement isn't just about having speed. :rolleyes:

Maria has excellent footwork, and decent speed for someone her size. She certainly gets to a lot shots hit her way; and her excellent footwork, allows her to set up her shots perfectly anywhere on the court. :D

If she does have a weakness, it's her ability to close to the net quickly. But I find that's a problem that most power baseliners have in general.

ginger_fish668
Apr 1st, 2005, 04:33 AM
I think both deserve credit for getting this far. Maria had to put away that horribly embarassing loss to Lindsay just weeks ago. But Kim's had to comeback form a career threatening injury. I wish them all the best. May the better woman win! :)

switz
Apr 1st, 2005, 04:40 AM
why not just wait to see what happens tomorrow?

tennis4you_com
Apr 1st, 2005, 04:55 AM
Kim... She gets the WOW factor of not playing for so long too,

hablo
Apr 1st, 2005, 05:14 AM
Kim Clijsters!!!

There was no way she should have able to beat Momo :smash: :help: :banghead: like that!!!

ys
Apr 1st, 2005, 05:24 AM
Whoever they pick as the favorite, as you said, will be a very narrow margin. Maria will likely be the slight favorite, numbers wise. Very slight.

In fact I am surprised. Early numbers suggest that Kim is picked as a favourite, with 7/10 payback.

..ikke..
Apr 1st, 2005, 05:26 AM
Kim, she's very impressive :eek:
Nobody can beat her right now

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 1st, 2005, 05:49 AM
Sharapova. It's great that Clijsters is obviously back but what made anyone think that Clijsters wasn't going to do what she's doing now. She's always been very consistent. The problem is it's all mental for her. She's never won a slam and I don't know if winning like this now will change that fact until she does it herself. I know people hate this but Sharapova won Wimbledon at 17. She can only get better. Clijsters plays like this all the time. Unless she comes to net more I don't see what else she can do to her game to make it any better. It's all mental for her. Like Mauresmo who seems to not be able to take the number one after having 5 chances in 5 months, Clijsters has to take the slam away from someone like Serena did this year. She has to want a slam enough to take chances and go for her shots all the time especially when it's 5 all in the 3rd set.

rue
Apr 1st, 2005, 05:52 AM
Kim's results are more impressive just cos of the way she has been demolishing her opponents recently. I am surprised.

ceiling_fan
Apr 1st, 2005, 06:04 AM
Kimmy! She hasn't yet lost a match..

JenFan75
Apr 1st, 2005, 06:09 AM
Kim has definitely been more consistent...

Yasmine
Apr 1st, 2005, 06:12 AM
Kim beat Dementieva twice, Davenport, Myskina, Mauresmo. But lets be real - she owns all those players for years. She does not own Williams sisters, she does not own Henin. They own her. Players with powerful serves, excellent movement and aggressive hardhitting styles. Such as Sharapova.
I actually want to see how she does against one of these 3 players who I think would be the biggest challenge. But very impressive :angel: , she beat so many top players in the past few weeks, it's just unbelievable. :worship:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Apr 1st, 2005, 07:33 AM
Kim has been just on fire. She definitely has the slight edge.

Gonzo Hates Me!
Apr 1st, 2005, 07:48 AM
Sharapova... hah... NOT!

syd
Apr 1st, 2005, 07:55 AM
Kim destroys all the top players, sh'es really hungry of wins!!
What an incredible come back !!!

creep
Apr 1st, 2005, 07:57 AM
Both.

Freija
Apr 1st, 2005, 08:01 AM
Kim Clijsters for sure!

pla
Apr 1st, 2005, 08:02 AM
They are both very impressive. But let's not forget one thing, Kim is tired and this can be a big factor in the final so we'll wait and see.

Kim is making some amazing stuff out there. Never been a fan and I doubt I'll be one day but good tennis is good tennis and it's a joy to watch :D

jes_022
Apr 1st, 2005, 09:24 AM
Kimmie without a doubt. :bounce:
I was comparing some matches of 2003 too now, and it seems to me that Kim hits the ball harder, moves faster and is just tougher in general. Her comeback is amazing. I think the ultimate test will be for her to beat Henin of the Williams sisters in a upcoming tournament. Then all those sceptics will have to face the music that Kimmie is back and better then ever. :bounce: :bounce:

mandy7
Apr 1st, 2005, 09:28 AM
Kim,
she won 15 matches & lost 1 since she came back this year

squash
Apr 1st, 2005, 09:48 AM
The way haw Kim is playing now she can win anything including a Grand Slam!

xan
Apr 1st, 2005, 09:56 AM
At this moment Kim has the edge.

However she's only been back a while. Masha has the better record of consistent high performance over a long period, which Kim hasn't been able to show yet.

gRaFiC
Apr 1st, 2005, 11:28 AM
it's like comparing apples and oranges really... i think both are impressive for different reasons.

rikvanlooy
Apr 1st, 2005, 11:49 AM
At this moment Kim has the edge.

However she's only been back a while. Masha has the better record of consistent high performance over a long period, which Kim hasn't been able to show yet.

???????? :confused: :smash: :banghead:

How could she ? She has been out for almost a year.

Starting 2003 she only lost against Venus, Serena and Justine (exc. Krasn. and Dokic). Last year she was 14-1 (loss to Justine) before her injury. This year she is 15-1 (Venus).

Is there a pattern to be seen ? :angel:

Masha doesn't even come close to this kind of consistency.

And I don't understand why people are saying that Maria is a better player is on the big stages than Kim. On what is that based (that win at Wimbledon !) ? As far as I can see she lost this year to Serena (just like Kim did in 2003) at the AO. Where is the difference ? Kim won the two Master finals that she played (including giving tennis lessons to Serena and Mauresmo).

BTW : The last time Kim and Sharapova met, Kim gave her tennis lesson (just like all the rest not named Williams). I haven't see anything that made me think that all the others have improved in the slightest bit, so why should Sharapova be different. Justine was out of shape, but still managed to fight for more than 2 hours.

tom2791
Apr 1st, 2005, 11:50 AM
Probably Clijsters I think

faste5683
Apr 1st, 2005, 11:52 AM
Kim just frightens me

:lol:

Yep, she's downright scary at the moment!

:wavey:

DEETHELICK
Apr 1st, 2005, 11:56 AM
Maria. The fact that Maria's game is so high risk and that is executing it so well to have only lost two matches (and it may have only been 1) is more impressive to me.

Kim's consistency has been an asset of hers since she started playing IMO, so I did not expect her to struggle at all. Yes she has exceeded expectations, but when you look at her game, there is nothing fundamentally wrong.

Also, the way Maria has played this week alone after a 6-0 6-0 loss and Landsdorp claiming she is burnt out further testifies how gritty Maria is.

Great matchup for the final. Maria will take Kim out IMO.

Wiggly
Apr 1st, 2005, 11:58 AM
;) Clijsters by miles! I don't think many players could do what she do right now

Tennisaddict
Apr 1st, 2005, 12:03 PM
The final will proove who is more impressive.................